Job Opportunities in Asia and Pacific

World Vision has the privilege to partner with communities in 18 countries in the Asia and Pacific region: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vanuatu, and Vietnam.

World Vision also has fundraising (Support) offices located in: Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, New Zealand, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan. To pursue career and internship opportunities with one of our fundraising (Support) offices in the Asia and Pacific region, visit: World Vision Fundraising / Support Offices

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Strategic Business Development Lead

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the worlds most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and currently works through 35 development and relief programmes in 20 Districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are currently looking for dynamic & creative individuals to join us in our journey of caring.

Strategic Business Development Lead

Location – Colombo

Job Profile

World Vision Lanka has extensive private sector partnerships which leverage and contribute to social outcomes across its multiple thematic development areas. This position will lead the emerging practice of generating revenue through enterprise to contribute to the organization’s programs and development goals.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the formulation and revision of new business development strategies, models and programmes.

  • Provide necessary technical inputs for the formulation and submission of project proposals, business plans, cash flows, etc.

  • Ensure quality of products / services being marketed to meet the quality demands of stakeholders for a business venture.

  • Build and maintain World Vision Lanka’s relationships with external stakeholders.

  • Map out and approach potential partners for strategic engagement, aligned to World Vision Lanka’s strategy.

Required Qualifications, Experience & Competencies

  • Master’s degree in Economics / Finance / Business Development / relevant field.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience directly working in the development sector / social enterprise space including a minimum 6 years’ experience leading and managing teams.

  • Experience in setting up and managing new business including preparation of business cases, cash flows and financial modelling.

  • Extensive knowledge on national and provincial policies and national and international trends of enterprise development, local economic development, and related sectors

  • A thorough knowledge of the social enterprise space, and capacity to develop a strategy for WVL to differentiate itself in this market

  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills and ability to effectively represent World Vision with multiple internal and external stakeholders

  • Excellent written and oral communication; ability to speak and write fluently in English

This position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 50% of the time.

World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line applicationwith your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Program Quality & Resource Mobilisation Mgr. – Solomon Islands

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision Solomon Islands (WVSI) is a grant funded office. The purpose of this position is to provide:

  • Leadership in acquiring and managing resources (grants and private funds) according to donor and WV accountability standards,

  • Leadership ensuring that grant opportunities align with WVSI strategy.

  • Management of Program Quality functions, including project designs, baselines, and evaluations, whereby projects contribute to a portfolio of programming aligned with strategic objectives.

This position will ensure that all projects and programs achieve the greatest impact on the well-being of children. This will also help WV and its partners in Solomon Islands to achieve their objectives so that World Vision is seen as a partner of choice for Support Offices and Donor Agencies. The Program Quality and Resource Mobilisation Manager is a member of the WV Solomon Islands Senior Management Team and plays a central role in the implementation of country strategy and business planning. As a member of the Senior Management Team, the position holder will work closely with National Director, Operations, and Finance to review strategic intent and grant priorities.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

High quality proposals developed in line with WVSI strategy and sector priorities:

  • Engage proactively in Senior Management Team, provide regular updates on progress, and facilitate cross-organisational ownership, contribution, and decision making towards successful Grant Acquisition and Management (GAM).

  • Manage the concept development, proposal formulation, and submissions stages of resource mobilisation.

  • Serve as in-country focal point for managing the concept development, proposal formulation, and submissions stages of resource mobilisation. (e.g. consultation with key stakeholders in-country including staff, local government, donors, etc. to formulate programmatic ideas and directions that fit with WVSI strategic areas of focus and donor requirements).

  • Review calls for proposals and recommend whether WVSI should pursue funding opportunities using the Go/No Go Process, with decisions informed by WVSI strategy and technical programs.

  • Advise on prioritising of grants for block or competitive grant opportunities.

  • Ensure budgets are competitively costed within donor requirements.

  • Produce high quality grant proposals, ensuring all proposals submitted by WVSI meet donor requirements.

Regular support provided to Operations Team to ensure high quality Grant Management:

  • Provide regular on-going monitoring and support to Operations team to ensure grants under implementation meet required targets and donor expectations, and major grant performance issues are resolved or appropriately escalated.

  • Ensure that donor requirements and standards are well understood by PQ/Operations and project staff and a clear hand-over process is conducted for the implementation team, ensure that grant opening workshops are conducted, and produce grant/donor requirement summary sheets as required.

  • Provide support to grant/major donor projects on donor standards and regulations for monitoring and evaluation activities as required.

  • Ensure WV Solomon Islands tools for monitoring project activities are fit for purpose and enable data to be used for grant reporting.

  • Build cooperation, team spirit, a supportive and learning environment in collaboration with all other departments.

  • Provide management of PQ team.

  • Support the professional and personal development of the Program Quality team members through on the job coaching and via providing external or on-line training opportunities.

  • Regularly liaise and coordinate PQ issues with the Operations Manager and Operations team.

Program Quality Management and Staff Capacity Building Support:

  • Lead the coordination and drafting of major program quality documents including report writing, designs, baselines and evaluations. Develop annual plans for major PQ events.

  • Ensure documents meet donor and international best practice quality standards.

  • Lead the contracting and management of consultants to ensure high quality technical advice either in PQ products or project activities.

  • Ensure that the programming capacities of WVSI staff are adequately built.

Communication Management and Leadership:

  • Develop, direct and deliver an integrated and contextually appropriate strategic communications plan in line with WVSI’s priority program goals.

  • Ensure team delivers on content requirements in the WVSI content calendar.

  • Provide line-management and support/mentoring to staff within the communications team to ensure timely delivery of key outputs (eg: stories, photos, videos and other communication materials).

  • Maintain close collaboration with South Asia Pacific (SAPO)/Pacific & communications leadership for effective overall coordination.

  • Produces a WVSI emergency communications plan based on the National Disaster Preparedness Plan.

  • Provide supervisor oversight of WVSI Comms team.

Manage Supporter Engagement with major Donors:

  • Serve as the key liaison point for major donor engagement queries originating from Support Offices.

  • Act as the primary liaison for WSI’s relationships with Support Offices with relation to all projects. Ensure effective collaboration and regular communication with Support Offices.

  • Coordinate major donor visits to WVSI project sites.

  • Strategically manage and nurture major donor investment in WVSI.

  • Maintain detailed knowledge of context in which programming occurs, impacts being achieved, and challenges being addressed by WVSI programs.

  • Working closely with the National Director, continue to update/revise supporter engagement strategy and practices to adapt to changing context.

  • Engage with Donors and/or donor relationship managers to support co-creation and reciprocity of ministry.

Relationship management and Representation:

  • Actively network, build relationships, and strengthen reputation and positioning of World Vision with key donors present in Solomon Islands as well as World Vision Support Offices through regular meetings and other engagement activities.

  • Act as the primary liaison for WVSI’s relationships with Support Offices with relation to all grant projects. Ensure effective collaboration and regular communication with Support Offices.

  • Work closely and effectively with a broad breadth of staff (from project based field staff to high level technical advisors) to ensure effective grants management.

  • Ensure that WVSI is represented at appropriate regional or Global World Vision GAM and Programme Quality related meetings.

  • Represent WV at donor meetings, joint agency assessments and task forces, developing and maintaining good relationships.

  • Lead WV Solomon Islands contributions to consortia programming.

Strategic Thinking & Alignment:

  • Lead the development of the Program Quality strategy and related business plans for the country, ensuring alignment and application of WV International objectives i.e. Child Well Being Targets (CWBTs), World Vision’s development program approach and aggregation of metrics (e.g. grant implementation).

  • Ensures integration of all projects and programs bringing a true holistic approach to development.

  • Provides the Senior Management Team (SMT) the necessary Program Quality (PQ) data and analysis that can influence effective decision making for the overall good of Solomon Islands programming initiatives.

  • Encourage the full and appropriate expression of World Vision’s Christian identity.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelors Degree in Development Studies, Business Administration, a technical field (e.g. Public Health, Economic Development, WASH) or related field. Masters preferred.

  • Demonstrated 3-5 years’ experience in successful proposal writing, funding acquisition, and donor relations.

  • At least 5 years’ experience in program or project design, assessment, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and report writing.

  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills.

  • Knowledge of program development and design, resource acquisition, major donors and multi-laterals and donor relations.

  • In-depth knowledge on program design, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Strong planning, organizational and management skills and ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks.

  • Ability to contribute to positive organisational development.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with autonomy, whilst working within a team to deliver high quality team products.

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with local staff and build capacity of local staff in a manner than honours their strengths.

  • Strong relational skills, especially in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Ability to work well in a team setting, including giving and receiving feedback to help improve team performance.

  • Ability to maintain calm and work under pressure to strict deadlines.

  • Experience with programming and/or operations in an emergency context is desirable.

  • Eagerness for learning.

  • Competent in use of Microsoft Office computer programs.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Work experience in South Asia and Pacific regions.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position is based in Honiara in the World Vision Solomon Island Office.

  • Ability to travel in-country and internationally is required.

WVV Senior People & Culture Officer

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organisation working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, WV’s work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. WVV has a total income of around US$ 18,500,000 (FY19) with funding from 13 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Funding of WVV consists of sponsorship program funding (70%) and PNS/grants (30%). WVV employs about 430 staff, of which 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

The strategic focuses of WVV include: children protection from all forms of abuse, exploitation, violence and injury; reduction of malnutrition rate of children under 5 through integrated approach; sustainable livelihood for poor households to support sustainable well-being of children.

Currently, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 37 Area Programmes (APs) which operate in 5 zones: North 1 (Hoa Binh - Dien Bien), North 2 (Yen Bai – Tuyen Quang), North 3 (Thanh Hoa - Hung Yen - Hai Phong), Central (Quang Tri - Quang Nam – Danang) and South (Quang Ngai - Binh Thuan – DakNong - Ho Chi Minh). WVV’s APs work with government partners and communities on a daily basis. Beside the APs, WVV is also implementing Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

  • To undertake all P&C functions including Recruitment, Employment/ Employee Relations, Performance Management, Learning and Development, Staff Care and Employee Engagement and P&C Information Management with minimum supervision and support from P&C Director

  • To support PnC Director in improving the organizational well-being as well as staff well being; identifying and implementing innovative ways to attract competent and committed candidates, develop bench strength at the both National Office and AP level.

  • To support PnC Director in building capacity and competencies of PnC Officers.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

I. Recruitment

  • Facilitate the multi-year and annual workforce planning in alignment with strategic directions and business plans, and implement the multi-year plans.

  • Facilitate the recruitment processes (including reviewing JDs/TOR; advertising vacancies on different channels including social media and professional networks; screening; shortlisting; interviewing using competency based behavioral and situational interviewing techniques, preparing written test and organizing fieldtrip with job shadowing assignments; checking references; proposing job offer and preparing employment contracts) in an effective, timely, fair and transparent manner to select qualified candidate for the job.

II. Employment and Employee Relations

  • Coordinate onboarding/orientation process for new hires and ensure all the new hires have good understanding of and subscribe to WVV’s ethos, core values; understand WV’s approaches, policies, procedures, strategies and operations to perform their job.

  • Facilitate separation process in compliance with WV’s Policies, procedures and labor law.

  • Facilitate staffing changes (promotion, new appointment, relocation, additional responsibility, secondment, etc.) in consultation with relevant line manager and technical staff.

  • Update all staff changes in the assigned zone/s to relevant partners including Social Insurance Department, Personal Health and Accident Insurance Provider and Labor Management Agency in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Administer Personal Income Tax, insurance claims and other benefits (absences, health check-up, etc.) for staff in the assigned zone/s in compliance with relevant laws, regulations and HR policies

  • Handle staff grievances and disciplinary action processes in consultation with the P&C Director and line managers following Vietnam Labor Law, HR policy of WVV and WV principles on Employee Relations. This includes support in handling grievance and disciplinary action processes of other zones.

  • Regularly track the legal changes including Labor Law and related laws (Insurance, PIT etc.) to propose appropriate revision for the HR policy for National Staff/ Micro Finance Branches and expatriate staff.

III. Partnering for Performance (Performance Management)

  • Provide ongoing support and coaching to line managers and individual staff in the implementation of the Partnering for Performance (WV’s performance management approach and process). This is to ensure that the staff’s performance and development goals are SMART, contributing to team objectives and WVV’s Strategic Implementation Plans.

  • Equip line managers with relevant skills to inspire high performance, support career development and address poor performance in a timely and professional manner.

  • Facilitate recognition of staff for their additional efforts/contribution and outstanding performance in a timely and appropriate manner.

IV. Staff Care and Employee Engagement

  • In collaboration with line managers, create and maintain a conducive working environment where staff enjoy wellbeing as well as are highly motivated to make valuable contribution to the organization.

  • Administer the staff engagement survey (Our Voice Survey) to get feedback from staff on the organizational and staff wellbeing.

  • Support the PnC Director in developing WVV’s Our Voice follow up action plan in consultation with Senior Leadership Team and implement and/or coordinate follow-up actions to improve the results.

  • Support in strengthening WV’s Christian identity and values and improving employee engagement.

  • Coordinate spiritual nurture activities for Hanoi office as appropriate to the context of Vietnam.

  • Support line managers in change communication, identification of Innovators and Early adaptors for change, and in motivating and implementing the change.

IV. PnC Information Management

  • Ensure all employee information and recruitment processes are recorded on Our People in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Generate queries, analyses and use data on Our People to inform PnC related recommendations/ decisions.

  • Ensure all employee information properly in hard and soft copies, including personal documents, contracts and appendices, policies sign-off, performance and training records, etc are filed properly.

  • Prepare P&C reports, payroll and other updates in a timely and accurate manner.

IV. Learning & Development/Succession Planning

  • Assess and identify competency gaps against competency framework for key roles.

  • Provide coaching/ support and tools to line managers to conduct talent review, identify second liners for key roles, develop/ update their talent profiles, conduct career conversations and facilitate their career development

  • Support the PnC Director in developing and delivering learning and development activities that help close employees competency and skill gaps as identified in IDP and talent profiles.

  • Use all available resources (in house trainers, WVI regional office’s programs, WVI online learning, consultancy, etc.) using blended learning approach including Webinar, simulation, coaching, mentoring, etc. to support the development of leaders and potential successors.

  • Track learning application and evaluate the effectiveness and impact of learning and development activities/ activities to justify the ROI.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

(The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.)

Education

  • A bachelor degree in a relevant field.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Good knowledge and understanding of HR functions such as recruitment, employment, employee relations, performance management, employee engagement, learning and development, succession planning, talent management and development.

  • Thorough understanding of Vietnamese labour law and practices

  • Good understanding about humanitarian industry, WVV’s operation and its programs.

  • Ability and skills to support the development of staff and leaders to meet and exceed the competencies required to achieve organizational goals and objectives.

  • Good interpersonal skills.

  • Good written and spoken communications skills in English and Vietnamese.

  • Well-organized work style including sound process management skills.

  • Demonstrated judgment and discernment skills, maturity and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality of staff and organizational records.

  • Ability to coach, mentor and manage staff’s performance

  • Willing to support the philosophy, purpose and values of WV in its work with the poor in Vietnam.

Experience

  • A minimum of 5-year relevant working experience.

World Vision Vietnam is a Christian non-government organization. Applicants having working experience in a similar kind of organization will be an advantage.

Our contact details are: People and Culture Department -World Vision International – Vietnam Address: 9th floor, the Mercury building, 444 Hoang Hoa Tham, Hanoi, Tel: 024. 39439920 (ext.118)

We give equal opportunity to every candidate, regardless of religion, race and gender.

A competitive salary, benefits and career development opportunity will be offered and commensurate with the experience, qualifications and respons

WVV Project Assistant Nutrition- MC365 Project- Dien Bien Dong

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, WV’s work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. WVV has a total income of around US$ 19,000,000 (FY19) with funding from 14 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Funding of WVV consists of sponsorship program funding (70%) and PNS/grants (30%). WVV employs about 430 staff, of which 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

In FY19, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 37 Area Programmes (APs) which operate in 5 zones: North1 (Hoa Binh and Dien Bien), North 2 (Yen Bai – Tuyen Quang), North 3 (Thanh Hoa, Hung Yen, Hai Phong), Centre (Quang Tri, Quang Nam – Danang) and South (Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, Ho Chi Minh, DakNong). WVV’s AP usually focuses within one administrative district of a province which populated by ethnic minority people with high rates of poverty. A uniqueness of WVV’s Development Program Approach (DPA) is that AP team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis. Beside the APs, WVV is also implementing different Special and Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.

The project “Malnutrition reduction for children under five in Dien Bien Dong District” (MC365 nutrition project) is to reduce the malnutrition in children under 5 years old through integrated approach in 3 communes of Dien Bien Dong District, Dien Bien province.

From March 2020 - Jan 2021(11 months), the project plans to achieve 2 main outcomes:

(1) Improve food availability for target households with children under 5;

(2) Improve Child healthcare and nutrition practices among mothers and caregivers with children under 5;

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To serve as a catalyst, partnership broker, and builder of the capacity of local partners, facilitating the development process toward the reduced malnutrition in children under 5 years old through integrated approach in 3 communes.

To manage the core project models in assigned communes.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Design and Planning

  • All project activities under the Design Document of the 365 Project are implemented and coordinated in light of the WVV’s Nutrition and Health technical program strategy.

  • The project partners both local government officials and community members are empowered to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate project activities according to the project’s plan and to ensure the sustainability of the project;

  • Technical Nutrition and Health materials, data are used for participatory decision making process.

  1. Project Activities Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting

  • Developing and ensuring quality, realistic plans of action, budgets, and monitoring and evaluation of activities, outputs, and outcomes are done in alignment with WV’s DME policies.

  • Planned targets of the project are achieved.

  • Ensure that impact will be made on the lives of children through wise stewardship of the project resources, capacity building to community members, and empowerment of HHs with malnourished children;

  • Project reports, including periodic narrative progress reports are developed according to DME policies and requirement of Donor as well.

  1. Organizational Learning

  • Be able to train or facilitate workshops, training and other capacity building activities with partners.

  • Project best practices and project stories are well documented for replication.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

(The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.)

Education

- Bachelor degree in Public Health / Social Work or Related Areas

Knowledge & Skills

- Basic knowledge and understanding on nutrition and livelihood for nutrition

- Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community empowerment development concepts, approaches and processes;

- Community mobilisation skills, including networking/coordination among different local partners;

- Demonstrated training and group facilitation skills;

- Good time management and organizational skills;

- Good interpersonal and communications skills;

- Fair English, especially report writing and reading skills;

- Good computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email;

Experience

- 1-2 years of work experience on nutrition and livelihood for nutrition

- Experience in INGO-funded project planning and implementation.

World Vision Vietnam is a Christian non-government organization. Applicants having working experience in a similar kind of organization will be an advantage.

Our contact details are: People and Culture Department -World Vision International – Vietnam Address: 9th floor, the Mercury building, 444 Hoang Hoa Tham, Hanoi, Tel: 024. 39439920 (ext.114)

We give equal opportunity to every candidate, regardless of religion, race and gender.

A competitive salary, benefits and career development opportunity will be offered and commensurate with the experience, qualifications and responsibilities.

WVV AP Coordinator in Nhu Xuan AP, Thanh Hoa

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organisation working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, WV’s work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. WVV has a total income of around US$ 19,000,000 (FY19) with funding from 13 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Funding of WVV consists of sponsorship program funding (70%) and PNS/grants (30%). WVV employs about 430 staff, of which 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

The strategic focuses of WVV include: children protection from all forms of abuse, exploitation, violence and injury reduction of malnutrition rate of children under 5 through integrated approach; sustainable livelihood for poor households to support sustainable well-being of children.

Currently, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 37 Area Programmes (APs) which operate in 5 zones: North 1 (Hoa Binh - Dien Bien), North 2 (Yen Bai – Tuyen Quang), North 3 (Thanh Hoa - Hung Yen - Hai Phong), Central (Quang Tri - Quang Nam – Danang) and South (Quang Ngai - Binh Thuan – DakNong - Ho Chi Minh). WVV’s APs work with government partners and communities on a daily basis. Beside the APs, WVV is also implementing Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

With the new AP structure, this position is to provide support to Development Facilitators (DFs), Sponsorship Facilitator and AP Manager in compiling the AP reports, accompanying visitors, maintaining a routine DME system of the AP. This position is also to work with technical departments to coordinate training courses or events which are held at the district level and help with other administrative tasks of the AP.

ROLE DIMENSION / DESCRIPTION

  1. COORDINATION:

  • Effective partnership with relevant sectoral district officers is ensured. Good assistance is provided to AP Manager in building effective partnership and networks with various development partners at the district level

  • Good collaboration with DFs and other staff is maintained to ensure good integration of other AP projects at the district level or activities which are carried out acrossed all communes take place in one event.

  • Effective assistance is provided to AP Manager in coordinating and receiving visit from Donors, sponsors, WV staff from other APs /National Office and interested parties.

  • Good assistance is provided to AP Manager in raising awareness of WVV’s Christian, child-focused and community-based philosophy and approach to development among local district partners.

  • Good cooperation with NCs/sectoral clusters is maintained in order to ensure the sufficient technical inputs for project implementation at the district level.

  • Good collaboration with local partners is maintained to ensure good training courses and other programme events which are held at the district level.

  1. ADMINISTRATION

  • Accompany visitors to the project sites, acting as a guide and translator as necessary.

  • Negotiate and purchase items (where necessary), organize timely delivery and appropriate distribution of the purchased items

  • Maintain a filing system of all documents pertaining to the AP, including the filling of program document such as: project design, report, minutes agreed between AP and partners, survey, evaluation and MIS data.

  • Prepare and coordinate PMB meeting events.

  1. PROGRAM DESIGN, MONITORING & EVALUATION (DME)

  • Support the AP manager in making logistic arrangements for baseline surveys

  • Support the AP manager to complete the PDD and log-frame

  • Assist AP team in designing and establishing program and project M&E plan and Monitoring System (monitoring tools) in alignment with LEAP/CWBO;

  • Assist AP manager to organize trainings/workshops for staff and Program stakeholders to introduce the DIME system and management information system

  • Assist DFs, VDBs, HFs, and local partners to collect and analyze monitoring data using the logframe and WVV’s standardized monitoring tools

  • Assist the AP manager in preparing and ensuring AP monthly, semi-annual, and annual reports are used by the AP team for decision making and for meeting the partnership reporting standards (LEAP)

  • Assist AP manager in managing/updating Monitoring Information System for all projects of the AP.

  • Assist the AP manager and DFs to establish a feedback loop with the community for the application of monitoring results for decision-making;

  • Document monitoring information and share with other staff/other APs when appropriate.

  • Visit community and project site frequently for monitoring purpose.

  • Coordinate learning and reflection at AP.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

(The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.)

Education:

  • Bachelor degree in education, or public health, or community development, or social work or business administration.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes.

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of key aspects of development work; including health, education, economic development, HIV and AIDS programming, food security, cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender, child protection, environment, disability), and integration of advocacy and disaster management in development programming.

  • Knowledge in capacity building for local stakeholders/partners.

  • Skills in facilitation of development processes, including organisation, mobilisation and influence of partners (especially at district level) and networking among different development partners.

  • Demonstrated capacity in project management, with conceptual understanding and required competency in DME functions.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and well-developed written and oral communications skills in Vietnamese.

  • Good English skill.

  • Solid computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email.

  • Ability to think critically and reflect.

Experience

  • At least 2 years work experience in community development.

  • Experience in program implementation, community mobilization and participatory approach would be an advantage.

  • Experience in capacity building for local stakeholders/partners.

  • Experience of working with ethnic minorities.

Core Competencies:

Be Safe and Resilient:

I take care of my personal well-being and support others to do the same.

Build Relationships:

I treat others with empathy and respect so that trust grows and we can speak the truth with love.

Learn and Develop:

I create opportunities for myself and others to grow, strengthen competence and improve performance.

Partner and Collaborate:

I engage and influence networks of people beyond my role to make a bigger difference than we could alone.

World Vision Vietnam is a Christian non-government organization. Applicants having working experience in a similar kind of organization will be an advantage.

Our contact details are:

People and Culture Department – Ms. Le Hoang Anh Ngoc

World Vision International - Vietnam

Address: No. 444 Hoang Hoa Tham street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi.

Tel: 024. 39439920 (Ext:121)

We give equal opportunity to every candidate, regardless of religion, race and gender.

A competitive salary, benefits and career development opportunity will be offered and commensurate with the experience, qualifications and responsibilities.

School Up project Manager

WORK LOCATION- NONG DISTRICT, SAVANNAKHET PROVINCE

Primary Purpose of Job:

WV International Lao PDR is final approval from Korea Support Office to replace Community Pledget funding model with Grant/ PNS projects to Nong AP. The changing of the funding model to grant and PNS project lead to some changes in scope of the work (UL + Construction in schools) which need to manage by TPC now to be called SchoolUP Project Manager. The position aim to manage different funding sources of education project in Nong including carry forward budget from FY19, SchoolUP and SchoolPlus.

The SchoolUP project manager will work closely with Technical Program Manager-Education with support from education technical specialist and will be responsible for implementation of activities and coordination with government relations in their target district. With a strong technical background in education, the SchoolUP Project manager will plan, implement project activities, monitoring and reporting. He/she also working together with TDF to make sure that MVC get benefit from this project implementation and Micro projects will be used in order to increase engagement of the community around school needs and education priority for the children.  In SchoolUp Project, Micro project will focus on the school related needs identified by the short term, low cost, contribute to CWB and Local initiatives.

Major Responsibilities of Job:

  • Develop and manage annual project implementation plans and budgets in collaboration with Project Manager and Education Specialist.

  • Oversee and support Project coordinators to ensure project quality implementation, including purchase and delivery of equipment and approval of project inputs.

  • Provide assistance to Project Coordinators and government counterparts to prepare monthly plans of activities, and to monitor, reflect on and document lessons from field monitoring.

  • Setup and maintain adequate filing system at all project office locations, for soft-copy and hard-copy. Filing system should be in logical order for easy access and retrieval and ensure key documents are from all locations are consolidated in one location for easy handover at the end of the project.

  • Develop dynamic relationships with the Ministry of Education and other relevant institutions at national, provincial and district levels and support WVL BNC Coordinators to do the same at district level – including organizing district, province and annual meeting and government reporting according to the MOU.

  • Networking with key non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other development agencies for shared learning, joint implementation and leveraging similar education interventions as relevant to the project.

  • Ensure any problems or challenges are effectively communicated so that delays can be overcome and the project goals achieved.

Key Accountabilities:

  1. Adaptation and Implementation of Project approaches

  • As needed, Guide/lead feasibility assessments in technical area.

  • Take lead on annual planning so that sectoral "best practices, lessons learned etc." are integrated into technically sound business plans and services are coordinated.

  • Responsible for mapping and representation in sector related provincial partner integration for implementation.

  • Develop/review and update annual, semi-annual and monthly budget and detail implementation plan.

  • Recommend effective consultations with communities, partners and donors in the adaptation and refinement of project and relevant project models based on evidence and learning from project implementation-(particularly during planning and review )

  • Ensure that PNS projects are well integrated with current TP implementation and supporting each other to bring maximize impact to most vulnerable children.

  1. Project Management

  • Manage scope & requirements of the technical programme & Community Engagement to ensure programme is implemented within the agreed designs.

  • Responsible for Project annual budget implementation and compliance to donor requirements.

  • Contribute to development of an agreed LEAP business process, particularly those with sector focus. Follow this business processes within agreed timelines for all LEAP documents.

  • Organize /facilitate the development, pre-testing and production of culturally relevant communication materials to ensure effective and efficient program delivery, including facilitating behavior change, where necessary.

  • Facilitate, assist donor visits and participate in donor visits when necessary.

  • Represent WVI-Lao at provincial level and engaging in advocacy relevant to objectives, using credible M&E data and evidence.

  • In times of emergency, provide technical support to disaster responses as directed by line management

  1. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Working closely with NO M&E, CE, TPM and technical specialists and coordinate the project model baseline, monitoring and evaluation process.

  • Work with DME team and TDF team to develop a monitoring plan; conduct spot-checks, reflect the project models implementation and carrying out the plan.

  • Collect, analyses and communicate TP monitoring data for standardised indicators and communicate to key stakeholders

  • Contribute to NO Child Well-Being (CWB) reporting by providing input on TP-related strategic objective progress

  • Lead reflection and learning of technical project models and CE implementation for ongoing feedback and improvement.

  • Work with sector specialist and NO Leader to ensure that lessons learnt from WV and other stakeholders are adequately incorporated into programming as well as TP re-design and strategy revision and Annual Programme Review.

  • Participate in relevant community of practice to share lessons learnt, good practice and bring in new learning to improve TP implementation.

  • Responsible for Monitoring of planned project activities and development of checklists and mechanisms for supervision and monitoring.

  1. Networking and External Relations

  • Work with Technical Program Manager to manage provincial relationships with Government and relevant organisations

  • Support advocacy components to influence local policy implementers/decision makers at district and/or commune levels through use of the evidence-based, etc.

  • Play a key role in MOU development for sector and implementation of MOU.

  • Build relationships, partnerships and coordination with external stakeholders increases the influence and quality of World Vision in relation to Child Wellbeing.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred)

  • Understanding of the Education Sector in Laos – policies, challenges, issues, reform agenda, MoES Action Plan/s, etc.

  • Understanding of school WASH.

  • Particular understanding of issues around literacy and learning outcomes in Laos.

  • For the EdLS sector this includes becoming certified as a “Master Trainer” in 1-2 of the EdLS subject areas.

  • List of competencies (Competency ELS)

    - M&E: Support literacy assessments

    - Literacy: Lead programming for literacy

    - Literacy: Provide teacher education and support

    - Literacy: Community Action – parents

    - Literacy: Community Action – community literacy volunteers).

    - Literacy: Support the development of teaching & learning materials (TLM)

    - School WASH.

    - http://www.wvi.org/resources

  • 4+ years of experience working with education programming (eg. literacy, early childhood education, teacher training, etc.).

  • 2+ years in handling and leading broad teams.

  • Experience with M&E for education programming (learning outcomes as well as tracking process indicators).

  • Experience dealing with Provincial and District-level government, especially the MoES offices.

  • Experience with organizing trainings, providing coaching and mentoring.

Work Environment: Need to travel at least 60-80 days in a year.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 31 March 2020, however applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

WVV Zonal Technical Program Officer - Nutrition - North 1

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, WV’s work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. WVV has a total income of around US$ 19,000,000 (FY19) with funding from 14 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Funding of WVV consists of sponsorship program funding (70%) and PNS/grants (30%). WVV employs about 430 staff, of which 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

In FY19, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 37 Area Programmes (APs) which operate in 5 zones: North1 (Hoa Binh and Dien Bien), North 2 (Yen Bai – Tuyen Quang), North 3 (Thanh Hoa, Hung Yen, Hai Phong), Centre (Quang Tri, Quang Nam – Danang) and South (Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, Ho Chi Minh, DakNong). WVV’s AP usually focuses within one administrative district of a province which populated by ethnic minority people with high rates of poverty. A uniqueness of WVV’s Development Program Approach (DPA) is that AP team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis. Beside the APs, WVV is also implementing different Special and Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.

In alignment with the three ministry strategic objectives World Vision Vietnam implements three Technical Programs (TPs): Child Protection, Nutrition and Livelihoods. Technical Programmes are national or sub-regional level programmes implemented by World Vision in multiple geographic locations within a country. They employ evidence-based practices and models previously identified, defined and prioritised through a strategic process and documented in a Technical Approach (TA). TPs are designed to ensure National Offices (NOs) achieve World Vision’s mission, which includes the highest impact for the well-being of children, in accordance with relevant TA and NO strategic objectives.

Under each zone (6-8 APs), there are 3 Technical Program Officers: Nutrition/Child Protection/Livelihood and 1 Program Effectiveness Unit (PEU) Officer. The Technical Program Officer directly reports to Zonal Manager and has dotted line to the Technical Program Manager.

Under each AP, there are 6-8 staff, including 1 AP Manager, 1 Sponsorship Facilitator, 1 Finance Officer/Bookkeeper, 1 AP Coordinator and 2-4 Development Facilitators (DFs) who are in charge of all projects and program activities for around 2 assigned communes/wards in their AP (from assessment to planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and transition). DFs will be coached by the AP Manager programmatically and the Technical Program Officers technically.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

  • Provide technical support for the adaptation, implementation, monitoring and reporting of TP in the assigned zone and be accountable for the technical quality of the TP and cross cutting themes mainstreamed in the TP

  • Provide technical expertise and support to improve capacity of the AP staff and partners in the assigned zone in order to effectively deliver the TP

  • Advocate for the scaling-up of evidence based project models and multiply impact across different Aps and provincial level.

  • Contribute to ensure WV is a child safe organization through the implementation of the TP

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

ROLE DIMENSIONS

  1. Strategic Direction

    Provide inputs from the field for development/ review, revision of respective Technical Approach, Technical Program, Area Program (AP) Plans, Child protection Policy and Project Models

    Provide input to TP Manager and Specialists on developing and standardizing Technical Guidelines/Training Materials for the implementation of Project models.

    Consolidate and analyze the monitoring data to come up with appropriate findings and recommendations to improve the technical quality

    Participate in the impact assessment/ operation research of Project Models

    Provide inputs to TP – level reports

    Explore needs for further funding to address the burning problems faced by the children relating to Nutrition and to share with Technical Program Manager in order to propose these issues through Concept paper, proposals.

  2. Technical Support and Quality Assurance

    Develop and implement technical working plan for designed zone

    Assist the AP (Including AP manager and DFs) to develop annual POA which relevant to AP plan and in alignment with NO technical approach

    Review AP Plans, annual POAs and project models of the designated APs to ensure its alignment with National Strategy, TA, and TP

    Provide technical support for AP staff in the implementation of TP, addressing and finding solutions to TP issues

    Facilitate periodic monitoring, supportive supervision and reflection at the APs in the zone to ensure the quality of the TP’s implementation

    Provide technical support for design, implementation and evaluation of grant/ PNS projects in designated zone

    Consolidate, review and validate and analyze data from AP before sending to PE Officer for compiling zone Indicators

    Support the AP team to ensure that assessment, monitoring and planning processes have active participation of the parents, community people, children and key project partners. This might include reviewing the process, documents of assessment & planning of the APs in the zone

    Review all the annual reports of the APs in the zone and provide feedback for improvement

    Support Technical Specialist and Technical Program Manager to standard DME tools for baseline, monitoring and evaluation of the TP

    Support zonal PEU Officer to introduce standard indicators and tools for baseline, monitoring and evaluation of the TP to the AP staff, so that these tools are disseminated to the local network for their use

    Participate in the following key M&E activities scheduled by PEU in the designated zone which should include AP assessment, AP Design and AP Evaluation

    Ensure that national KPIs related to Nutrition are reviewed, updated with accuracy periodically

    Provide technical support for procurement and strategic sourcing (materials, consultants)

    Manage project activities and budget for provincial level

    Review and ensure accuracy and consistency of all LEAP 3 budget coding

    Provide support to APs in implementation of nutrition management in emergency

  3. Capacity Building

    Introduce the technical models to AP staff

    Provide technical guidance to district/commune partners on project models

    In consultation with Technical Program Manager and Technical Specialist, AP Manager to facilitate capacity building activities including TOT training for AP technical resource persons for contextualization and follow-up

    In consultation with Technical Program Manager and Technical Specialist, AP Manager, Communication and Advocacy staff to document and share the best practices on Nutrition for the purpose of staff learning and development.

    Build and enhance capacity for local Rapid Response Teams (RRTs);

    Participate in building capacity with/for the NRRT

    Be ready for deployment to lead/join emergency responses (when requested)

  4. Advocacy and Networking

Build and nurture effective working relationship with technical departments at provincial level

Document and disseminate evidences on the impact/ effectiveness of the relevant project models with the provincial level decision/policy makers for advocacy activities

Work with APs and Zonal Manager to plan and allocate budget for advocacy activities at provincial level

Implement and monitoring the outcomes of advocacy activities at provincial level while ensure the linkage between different levels

Identify and raise emerging issues for advocacy

Identify and share learnings, good practices, model from implementation for Technical Program Manager and Technical Specialist for purpose of advocacy and replication.

Represent WVV at relevant forums, meetings, working groups and workshops relating to Nutrition in designated zone.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

(The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.)

Education

- Bachelor’s Degree in Health/ Nutrition or related fields.

Knowledge and skill

- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management, demonstrated leadership and good management ability.

- Proven ability to provide coaching and deliver other capacity building activities.

- Ability to provide supportive supervision to assure the interventions’ quality.

- Ability to document and share best practice for replication.

- Good data analysis and reporting skills.

- Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes.

- Ability to communicate and relate effectively with a diverse range of people (i.e. project beneficiaries, Government officials, project partners, WVV staff).

- Good reading and report writing skills in Vietnamese and English.

- Good computer skills (word processing, excel, power point & email).

- Ability to work with a minimum of supervision, exercise judgment, meet deadlines and work under pressure.

- Strong ability to speak, write and read in both English and Vietnamese.

- Be willing to travel to the APs in designated zone.

Experience

- Experience in working with non-governmental organization.

- Proven experience in managing community projects

- Experience of and demonstrated ability to effectively network with a diverse range of multi-lateral, and government bodies;

- Experience in monitoring and evaluating projects and ensuring that recommendations are implemented.

World Vision Vietnam is a Christian non-government organization. Applicants having working experience in a similar kind of organization will be an advantage.

Our contact details are: People and Culture Department -World Vision International – Vietnam Address: 9th floor, the Mercury building, 444 Hoang Hoa Tham, Hanoi, Tel: 024. 39439920 (ext.114)

We give equal opportunity to every candidate, regardless of religion, race and gender.

A competitive salary, benefits and career development opportunity will be offered and commensurate with the experience, qualifications and responsibilities.

WVV Program Effectiveness Specialist

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, WV’s work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. WVV has a total income of around US$ 19,000,000 (FY19) with funding from 14 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Funding of WVV consists of sponsorship program funding (70%) and PNS/grants (30%). WVV employs about 430 staff, of which 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

In FY19, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 37 Area Programmes (APs) which operate in 5 zones: North1 (Hoa Binh and Dien Bien), North 2 (Yen Bai – Tuyen Quang), North 3 (Thanh Hoa, Hung Yen, Hai Phong), Centre (Quang Tri, Quang Nam – Danang) and South (Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, Ho Chi Minh, DakNong). WVV’s AP usually focuses within one administrative district of a province which populated by ethnic minority people with high rates of poverty. A uniqueness of WVV’s Development Program Approach (DPA) is that AP team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis. Beside the APs, WVV is also implementing different Special and Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.

Finance is a support function of WVV with the main responsibilities of maintaining and strengthening the accountability and stewardship over the financial resources being entrusted to the organization.

In addition to the requirement of professional and educational background, staff working for the Finance function are required to possess a strong characteristic of honesty and integrity, as well as the ability to arrange and work under high pressure to meet very strict deadlines of financial reports submission.

By working closely with the AP/Project staff and other support staff, Finance function assists the WVV Management in achieving the office objectives by provision of improved financial management, better compliance, better controls and procedures.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To support World Vision Vietnam (WVV) in implementing effective assessment, design, monitoring and evaluation events and strengthen WVV’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system across all programs, including Technical Programs, Area Programs (APs); and Special Funded Projects (SPs); strengthen DPA application in APs/APs in order to promote community ownership. The position involves significant reflection and learning as a process of quality improvement of M&E systems across WVV’s entire programs and in the approaches used to measure WVV’s effectiveness.

The PE Specialist assists the Manager of Programme Effectiveness Unit and subsequently Program Quality and Resource Development Director in building up the capacity of Zonal Program Effectiveness Officers, and relevant staff in effective M&E skills including the implementation of CWBOs.

The PE Specialist supports the Manager of assigned Technical Program in contextualizing DME tools, measuring indicators and monitoring the progress toward achieving TP goals and outcomes.

The PE Specialist supports the APs and projects in their assigned zone and all other APs whenever requested to meet minimum standards of DME for community development, and to promote higher quality sustainable programming.

To coordinate WVV departments, APs, projects to achieve the Horizon 3.0 Implementation Plan and assist APs and Projects in using Horizon 3.0 in managing effectively the AP/project information.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

I. DME technical support: The quality of program and project Assessment, Design and Evaluation is consistently improved through active involvement in key DME event in the annual calendar.

  • Lead baseline and evaluation events with assistance provided in formulating methodology, collecting and analysing data; recommendations given to the final evaluation and assessment reports;

  • WV’s Development Programme Approach are contextualized and introduced progressively into WVV assessment, design, monitoring and evaluation;

  • Key Performance indicators are consolidated through Horizon and Powerbi

  • Program Effectiveness Manager and PQRD Director are assisted to establish a feedback loop with the community for the application of LEAP to inform decision-making;

  • Assigned technical programs and projects are assisted in developing standard tools and monitoring the progress toward their goal and outcomes;

  • TPs/APs are supported with relevant tools and processes for shared monitoring system;

  • APs/TPs/APs are supported with tools and processes for measuring and report on outcome on regular basis.

  • Review and provide comments for LEAP documents.

II. iCWBOs/CWB targets: WVI’s Indicators for Child Well-being Outcomes (CWBOs) and CWB targets are implemented for maximum relevance and utility in the Vietnam and AP context in consultation with PEU Manager.

  • Indicators are standardized for each TP;

  • On-going support is provided to implement baselines in APs/TPs to improve the quality of program DME

  • Quality assurance for iCWBO/CWBT measurements is control in order to make sure that the data is valid and reliable for informing decisions

  • AP staff and community capacity is built to understand and use the iCWBO/CWBT data in each AP environment.

  • Simple materials are collected and developed to support the effective implementation of the iCWBOs and MIS, Horizon;

III. DME Capacity Building: AP teams are supported to build DME capacity for project staff, local partners.

  • Staff training workshops are organized to introduce DME, DPA, CWBOs/CWB targets, Key Performance Indicators (KPI), and Horizon;

  • Close liaison is built and maintained with other relevant institutions such as local NGOs and WV National, Support and Regional Offices to best meet the objectives of Capacity Building for MnE and improve WVV’s M&E system;

IV. Coordination: Coordination with other PEU team members and departments

  • Coordinate with CE specialist in order to promote the community ownership in all LEAP cycle

  • Coordinate with PE Specialist for MVC/CCT in effectively identifying and assisting MVC and vulnerable groups

  • Coordinate with PE specialists in facilitating DME events and learning events

  • Assist assigned TP teams in finalizing Technical Program Design Document and TP adaptation through AP planning process.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

(The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.)

Education

  • Bachelor degree in Community Development, Business Administration, Information Management, Public Health and/or related fields.

  • Master degree is preferred

Knowledge & Skills

  • Have sound knowledge in developmental approach, M & E and management of information systems.

  • Understanding of NGOs and research field.

  • Have good skills in training and capacity building.

  • Have excellent interpersonal skills

  • Have excellent communications skills in verbal and written English and Vietnamese

Experience

  • Experience of working with NGOs.

  • At least 5-year experience on M&E and Information Management System

World Vision Vietnam is a Christian non-government organization. Applicants having working experience in a similar kind of organization will be an advantage.

Our contact details are: People and Culture Department -World Vision International – Vietnam Address: 9th floor, the Mercury building, 444 Hoang Hoa Tham, Hanoi, Tel: 024. 39439920 (ext.118)

We give equal opportunity to every candidate, regardless of religion, race and gender.

A competitive salary, benefits and career development opportunity will be offered and commensurate with the experience, qualifications and responsibilities.

Project officer for Darkhan BHC project

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The purpose of the Project Officer is to serve as a catalyst, partnership broker, and builder of the capacity of local partners, facilitating the emergence and strengthening of community-led initiatives to take ownership of the improvement and sustenance of the well-being of children and their families.

This position will support the implementation of the project and ensure that all the admin related duties, as well as project management, are running smoothly in a timely manner and the desired project implementation standards.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Engaging and visioning with communities

Ensure effective communication about World Vision’s identity, mission, vision, values, and approach to development. This includes community sponsorship as integrated within a broader community engagement process

Develop and maintain a strong understanding of the local context, including government perspectives and plans, ensuring all voices are heard, especially those of children and youth, including the most vulnerable

Support critical awareness in the community’s response to the well-being of children and other vulnerable groups and ensure the participation of these groups in community development processes

Facilitate effective working relationships between local stakeholder groups and between local partners and others outside the area

Identify new partners within and outside the community, identify how these partners can work together towards shared priorities for child well-being

Mobilize and support the creation, mobilization, and strengthening of community groups and key stakeholders which catalyze community engagement to improve child well-being

Facilitate and support key community meetings/workshops designed to explore and identify key priorities for child well-being

Ensure program quality through effective planning, implementation, and monitoring with communities and partners

Lead local planning process ensuring Critical Paths of World Vision’s development program approach

Support local level partners to identify needs and underlying causes; and recognizing local assets and resources which could support them in meeting these needs, mobilize these in program implementation

Ensure primary focus area plans in the creation of annual area project plans

Lead implementation of the project within the allocated primary focus area within the stipulated time and ensure proper budget utilization and its spending in accordance with WV policies, standards, and procedures

Address vulnerability and gender-based issues, ensure Christian commitment, child protection, environment, and conflict resolution are mainstreamed within WV initiatives in their assigned communities

Regular reflections are conducted with the stakeholders and within the Grant Special Project team and ensure learning is addressed during the next planning and implementation

Intentional and continuous monitoring of the project impact and contribute to analysis and interpretation of monitoring data

Facilitate the setting up of monitoring processes and indicators with partners and community for shared / micro-projects

Document and submit progress, learning, challenges, story of significant changes through community reflection and rich media products, into monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports to relevant management and donors.

Media Information facilitation

Ensure that the Work of WV is visibly represented in media and visitors are satisfactorily hosted for a greater understanding of WV work.

Partner with the National Office Communications team and ensure that media resources are developed, stories are scouted during the community engagement actions.

Facilitate community and donors’ understanding of how to be active promoters of community sponsorship project and its possible development impacts.

Ongoing implementation of donor communication through program activities as per the activity designs strengthened donor engagement

Capacity building of partners and community

Undertake social networks analysis in order to understand the functions various stakeholders fulfill, power dynamics, the potential for partnership and capacity building needs.

Train and coach partner local groups on appropriate skills and self-assessment methods to build their capacity for the management of local initiatives.

Identify and engage relevant capacity building support from technical experts in WV and in partner agencies, as required

Stewardship & accountability

To enhance the effective and efficient utilization of resources and maintain high standards of stewardship and accountability

To ensure program accountability and sustainability drivers throughout program implementation

Communicate WV’s mission, values and identity inappropriate manner to all relevant stakeholders, including community people, local authorities and other NGOs.

Apply continuous learning in work situations & reflect on the impact on performance

Act in accordance with WV policies & protocols in relation to children at all times

Personal development and knowledge management

Increase self-development for task performance through training, an experience shared, exposure visit, lessons learned, etc.

Contribute to ongoing reflection & learning within the team to improve program performance

General

Contribute to the common goal and aspirations of the WVI Mongolia, be an active member of the team

Perform any other tasks assigned by the SPO Manager

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

  1. Education: At least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

  2. Knowledge and Skills:

Strong understanding of community-led development work and good facilitation skills

Basic understanding of design monitoring and evaluation

Able to communicate well spoken and written English and Mongolian

Able to develop appropriate reports, proposal, correspondence, and interesting stories

Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain excellent relations with government, Church, NGOs, and Community leaders.

Good judgment and decision-making skills; Problem Solving and time management skills, Analytical skills

Good computer skills, including proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet applications; power point

List additional work experience required as a minimum qualification for this position

At least three years’ previous relevant experience, including at least one year of development facilitation in and with communities

Substantial knowledge of and experience in grass-root development of community based and citizen focused empowerment program

Willingness to be flexible with hours when necessary and able to travel often in the field (75% of the time)

WVV MF Program Manager

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organisation working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, World Vision’s (WV) work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. WVV has a total income of around US$ 19,000,000 (FY17) with funding from 16 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Funding of WVV consists of sponsorship program funding (70%) and Private Non Sponsorship (PNS)/Grants (30%). World Vision International-Vietnam employs about 430 staff, of which 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

As per WV Vietnam strategy, micro finance is managed as one of its programs. In other word it is part of WV Vietnam and not as a separate entity like in other countries.

Micro Finance program’s mission is to foster improvement in the quality of life among the clients in Vietnam by assisting the economically active poor and graduating the moderate and poorest of the poor into entrepreneurial skills. This will be accomplished through a sustainable Micro Finance program that provides access to loans, insurance and savings within APs. All aspects of the services that MF program delivers are built to lead the development of appropriate models, capacities and systems for Micro enterprise development in Vietnam, resulting in sustainable economic development as part of WVI transformational development ministry throughout AP communities.

MF Program is structured in two management levels: central office in Hanoi and branch office at provincial and/ or regional level. All direct transactions with clients including clients screening, loan processing and loan collection are carried out at communities’ level through a network of local staff. Micro finance program has employed around 60 staff who are Vietnamese national.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To provide primary leadership to Micro Finance Program toward the achievement of its vision, mission, strategy, annual goals and objectives;

To be responsible for micro finance program management, financial planning and monitoring, and human resource management and relations with the board, other development organizations, and the business community.

ROLE DIMENSION / DESCRIPTION

1.Strategic direction

  • Develop, implement and monitor short and long term realistic business plans in compliance with Governments law/regulations and World Vision/ VFI strategic direction.

  • Design and establish the standardized policies, procedures and systems to ensure smooth operation, high level of accountability and long term sustainability.

  • Design new interventions and modifications of the MF program as appropriate.

  • Promote and enhance the integration of microfinance program with APs and other sector in accordance with WVV’s/ VFI strategy

  • Provide assistance to the development of governance structure, including board systems, policies and procedures necessary for effective oversight of MF program.

  • Ensure that MF practices are conducted following best practices and in accordance to WV’s Core Values and Christian identity.

  • Represent WVV’s MF program at WV regional and partnership MF Conferences/Workshops and Forums and provide all key stakeholders, and MFI Directors with updated information related to the MF program in Vietnam

  • Ensure that MF program is promoted and that project donors and collaborative partners are both informed and involved in its development.

  • Lead the MF team in the creation, compilation and documentation of lessons learned to be shared among APs and for policy development.

2. Management and Reporting

Manage the implementation of all aspects of program including the administration of budget, human resources and financial operation of the MF program.

  • Lead the team to achieve the targets as defined and agreed in the business plans,

  • Coordinate the budgeting and planning process with the different departments

  • Ensures that annual financial report and budget are prepared for the board on time.

Financial management

  • Ensure that effective and efficient financial management system is installed and maintained;

  • Manage the MFU budget, assuring a high level of compliance and accountability.

Risk management

  • Ensures that all loans are prudently disbursed

  • Ensures that effective internal control and risk management system is established and maintained

Public and stakeholder relationship

  • Ensures that MFU and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders;

  • Develop networks and strategic alliances to positively influence the economic policies;

  • Manages MoU agreement with World Vision as well as partners and ensure the compliance

Compliance with local regulations

  • Ensure that MF practices are in accordance with the laws, policies, structures, systems and requirements of the Vietnam Government and Central Bank.

Reporting

  • Ensure regular monthly, quarterly and annual reports meet the necessary standards and requirement of VFI, donors, Vietnam Government, as well as MFU Advisory Committee.

3. Information Management

  • Explore Local or partnership recommended software to install for MF, in consultation & cooperation with APRO MF technical Director and WVV IT unit.

  • Design an appropriate MF evaluation system to ensure that the program implementation is within WVV/ VFI standards.

4. Human Resource Management and Development

  • Build and strengthen the capacity of MFU SMT by providing necessary training, performance and development management of the staff.

  • Manage MF staff, including recruitment, orientation, evaluation and training.

  • Ensure that all training needs of MF staff are identified and resolved.

5. Proposal and fund raising

  • Design and submit MF proposals for the generation of a diversity of private, bilateral, multilateral funding.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor degree in the field of Micro finance/Economic development or related topic.

  • Knowledge and ability to work with statistical techniques.

  • Knowledge in use of financial software packages and general computer proficiency.

  • Ability to write Grant/proposal design, to implement and evaluate the Grant implementation.

  • Have clear understanding of micro-enterprise development, and particularly micro-credit management concepts, standards, models, financial performance indicators etc.

  • Excellent analytical skills in the areas of credit and finance.

  • A team leader, endowed with strong facilitation, training, coaching and interpersonal skills.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Emotionally mature, exhibiting strong moral and ethical values.

  • Demonstrated maturity with cross cultural sensitivity and adaptability.

  • Be willing to travel extensively in Vietnam and abroad.

  • At least 3-5 years relevant experience in the field of MF.

  • Experience in use of financial software packages

  • Experience of micro-enterprise development, and particularly micro-credit management concepts, standards, models, financial performance indicators etc.

  • Experience in a management position.

World Vision Vietnam is a Christian non-government organization. Applicants having working experience in a similar kind of organization will be an advantage.

Our contact details are:

People and Culture Department – Ms. Phan Xuan Phuong

World Vision International - Vietnam

Address: 9th floor, the Mercury building, 444 Hoang Hoa Tham, Hanoi,

Tel: 024.39439920

We give equal opportunity to every candidate, regardless of religion, race and gender.

A competitive salary, benefits and career development opportunity will be offered and commensurate with the experience, qualifications and responsibilities.

Advisor, Learning and Development

*Preferred position location: Melbourne, Australia. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

If you enjoy working with people from all around the world and possess the drive and skill to facilitate learning then this job might be for you.

Reporting to the Director – Communications Capacity and Learning, the Learning Adviser manages communications learning and development activities through the Global Communications Network, and develops experiences to advance communications skills for staff in both Communications and other departments.

The role co-creates learning materials and has oversight of virtual communications leadership and management trainings and cohorts. S/he also builds the interconnectedness of communications professionals through collaborative networks, and ensures that the Global Communications Community network is strategically aligned, with an emphasis on building core competencies for meeting strategic priorities of field offices.

This role takes a pro-active approach in soliciting and prioritising information that determines the total content of what is shared across the Communications Community of Practice and ensures that the members of the community are exposed to best practice and Communications thought leadership. The role creates opportunities to showcase Communications work from all World Vision offices, oversees the Communications Learning Hub and manages the Communications e-courses on World Vision’s Learning and Management System.

In addition to supporting members of the Communications Network around the globe, this role works closely with other members of the Global Communications team and subject matter experts.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Effectively design, manage and lead communications learning opportunities including the facilitation and management of learners to enhance communications skills and develop key communications competencies needed by the Global Communications Network and other staff.

  • Work with Communications subject matter experts to develop clear, concise and engaging instructional materials that help communicators meet global communications minimum standards.

  • Analyse learning outcomes from around the Partnership and track personal and team progress.

  • Strengthen and grow the Global Communications Community of Practice, focusing on the interests and needs of the overall Communications Network and partners, with particular emphasis on Field Communications staff requirements and best practice.

  • Develop and maintain a calendar of learning/knowledge building online events

  • Solicit and collaborate with speakers and experts to hold CommsTalk and share knowledge within the community of practice.

  • Work one-on-one with members of the Communications Community of Practice to help advance and facilitate their professional development and career growth.

  • Update, manage and promote the Communications Learning Hub on World Vision’s global intranet and the Communications presence on World Vision’s Learning and Management System site to strategic design and display content for effective adoption and learning.

  • Other related duties as directed, including for example, editing stories and updating Communications resources.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree or experience in Communications, Learning and Development or a related field.

  • A strong command over the English language and excellent writing, editing and proof reading skills.

  • Ability to work with multiple contributors to obtain content and synthesize information from various resources.

  • Multimedia knowledge and an ability to write effective copies, texts, audio and video scripts.

  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organization skills.

  • Demonstrated experience with online platform delivery – either as a designer or as a facilitator.

  • Proven success in facilitating online groups/trainings and managing learners.

  • Interest and solid grasp of new technology.

  • Excellent formatting and digital publication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills.

  • Effectively communicates both visually and verbally.

  • Excellent at listening and giving constructive feedback.

  • Ability to create measurable learning objectives based on the audience’s needs.

  • Innovative and creative.

  • Stakeholder engagement skills.

  • Project Management skills.

  • Willingness to learn and contribute ideas/ experience.

  • Experience in Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment (Moodle) is highly desirable.

  • Strong capabilities with Excel, Powerpoint.

  • Experience managing online environments including websites and comfort with using social media.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge Management or Learning and Development training is preferred.

  • Instructional design is a plus.

  • Strong administrative skills.

  • Work experience in World Vision is a plus.

  • Basic teaching/coaching of staff.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Travel to attend relevant meetings including team meetings - up to 5% annually.

Nutrition and WASH Specialist

FOR LAO NATIONAL ONLY

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Nutrition and WASH Specialist is a leader who supports WV Lao PDR’s strategic goal to bring change in the lives of children in Laos, particularly to increase the number of children and mothers that are healthy and well nourished. This role has a strong focus on strengthening WVL’s evidence based Nutrition and WASH programming and ensuring that Nutrition and WASH intervention is in line with WV partnership and humanitarian industry global standards. In addition, this role also provide technical support to the APs AND GRANT PROJECTs which are part of the Technical Program (reduce malnutrition and childhood illness) implementation process, training the APS AND GRANT PROJECTS teams on implementing Technical Programme to ensure that the frontline workers are fully trained to deliver the Technical Programme outcomes. Closely monitor the activities to ensure its quality and effectiveness at the community level. Network with the respective departments at the Province and District level, support the team in drafting concept for APs and Grant Projects and proposals for fund raising purposes and conduct need based studies to showcase the relevance of the programs. Specific responsibilities include the following:

Major Responsibilities of Job:

  1. Strengthen Evidence Based Programs:

  • Ensure that WVL has sufficient support and understanding of program logic related to WVL strategic objective 1.1: Children and their mothers are healthy and well nourished.

  • Lead, coordinate and disseminate Nutrition and WASH strategy, program logic (Theory of Change), models and best practices.

  • Work with Provincial TP Manager and TP coordinators to filter Nutrition and WASH intervention related partnership initiatives and contextualize for Laos context. This includes coordination of the collection, documentation and dissemination of World Vision Nutrition and WASH programming experience and best practice.

  • Ensure that program and project designs are aligned with Nutrition and WASH strategic priorities.

  • Analyze and summarize LEAP AND GRANT PROJECTS reports/report from TPCs; and prepare a report reflecting on lessons learnt and best practice examples.

  • Provide annual planning so that "best practices, lessons learned etc." are integrated into technically sound business plans and services are coordinated.

  • Promote action learning Programme through regular Sector Working Group meetings and training of others to take leadership of structured reflection.

  • Assist in ensuring that the voices of children are heard in WVL’s programming and most vulnerable children are priority of project.

  • Develop and contribute to improving Nutrition and WASH related Government of Lao national policies

  • Provide information and data about Nutrition and WASH as requested and ensure that lessons learnt from our implementation are periodically shared within the team and at the district level.

  • Ensure that the APs AND GRANT PROJECTS are able to have evidence base for all the programs.

  • Periodically attend the review meetings at the APs AND GRANT PROJECTS/Province/NO and share the progress of TP at the respective APs AND GRANT PROJECTs.

  • Timely feedback on micro project proposal, Monthly Progress report of APs AND GRANT PROJECTs and ensure the recommendations are followed up.

  • Provide Technical inputs and support to Resource acquisition team during project proposal development.

2. Project Management

Support the APs AND GRANT PROJECTs in developing the Annual plan and the LEAP AND GRANT PROJECTS budget template with proper planning and sequencing the activities.

  • Develop a mechanism to regularly track on outcomes and outputs level in a National stop light report system. Including the financial utilization of the APs AND GRANT PROJECTS against the activities planned and ensure timely completion of all the activities

  • Review the existing monitoring tools during the field visits/ joint field visits to ensure that the programs implemented by the APs AND GRANT PROJECTs are technically APs and Grant Projects appropriate.

  • Technically APs and Grant Projects approve and endorse all LEAP AND GRANT PROJECT documents (e.g. health baselines, designs, proposals, evaluations) as per the agreed business process.

  • Organize the development, pre-testing and production of culturally relevant communication materials to ensure effective and efficient program delivery, including facilitating behavior change, where necessary.

  • Assist donor visits and participate in donor visits when necessary.

  • In times of emergency, provide technical support to disaster responses as directed by line management.

  • Contribute to advocacy campaigns as directed by line management.

3. Provision of Technical Support to the Technical Project Coordinators and Government Counterparts:

  • Build the capacity of APs and Grant Projects of the APsAND GRANT PROJECTs staffs and also provide technical support and project model to the counterparts and WVIL staffs(TPCs) to strengthen assessment, design, baseline and end line surveys and implementation of TTC and WASH interventions through trainings, awareness raising, communications, etc. This includes support of monitoring of planned project activities and development of checklists and mechanisms for supervision.

  • Develop and deliver curriculum (ToT) training to TPC/Government counterpart staff to enable staff to deliver accountable, evidence based, quality ministry that brings sustained improvements to well-being of children.

  • Conduct monitoring support visits to APs AND GRANT PROJECTs implementing Nutrition and WASH Projects and provide in the field technical consultation as requested, to ensure quality of Nutrition and WASH activities implemented.

  • Provide assistance as needed to WVL in the preparation of Detailed Implementation Plans (DIP), budgets, monthly cash flows and Semiannual and Annual Management Reports.

  • Enhance the knowledge and skills of the frontline workers and volunteers in the community on maternal and child health nutrition.

4. Collaboration and Coordination

  • Develop dynamic relationships with the Ministry of Health and other relevant institutions at National level; support WVL staff to do the same at Provincial levels.

  • Liaise with key non-governmental organizations (NGOs), UN-agencies for shared learning, joint implementation and leveraging similar Nutrition and WASH interventions.

  • Liaise and build strong partnerships with Lao Civil Society Organizations working in the health and Nutrition and WASH sector

  • Contribute as an active member to World Vision International's Community of Practice for Health.

  • Develop the linkages with the block/district level officials and have working agreements in place to implement our programs in all the APs AND GRANT PROJECTs.

  • Identify potential partners to work together and scale up certain initiatives.

  • Co-lead/facilitate district/level networks and advocacy campaigns related to the TP

  • Formation of consortiums at the Province level with the support of the TPM.

  • Position the Organisation by representation in such networks and actively contributing and sharing about our programs.

EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  1. Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree (Public Health, Nutrition)

  2. At least 3 yearsexperience in Public Health or community development with a focus on Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition

  3. Minimum of four years in demonstrated competency in providing management level support

  4. Technical training in health or Nutrition and WASH sector, with focus on child and maternal health preferred

  5. Practicing medical doctor / nurse can apply too.

  6. Knowledge of development work, including program logic, theory of change, and community empowerment

  7. Demonstrated knowledge on Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition

  8. Good understanding of Lao Government policies, laws, and institutions and ability to work together with various stakeholders

  9. Ability to identify and plan work strategically and to work to deadlines

  10. Project management knowledge and skills

  11. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Lao

  12. Ability to train others, ability to provide technical guidance and support to Zonal/ADP staff

  13. Possess strong organizational, computer, and writing skills

  14. Ability to function efficiently and effectively with little day-to-day supervision

  15. Willingness to travel to the provinces and districts on a frequent basis

  16. Experience supporting health activities in NGO context

Period of two years and preferably Public health Specialist or Doctor/ Nurse experienced in working on nutrition and WASH

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 11 February 2020and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos